VIDEO. From the Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 6:00pm by Zoom.
Bob Nisbet, City Manager
Matthew Chidester, Deputy City Manager
Corie Stocker, Management Analyst ~ Johnston House Agreement
Karen Decker, Senior Management Analyst ~ Aspirational Terms of Agreement
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) ~ Approves Purchase of Johnston House
Midpenisula Regional Open Space (Midpen) on the Johnston House ~ Partners with City of Half Moon Bay
Midpen is partnering with the City of Half Moon Bay and the nonprofit Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to continue protecting the Johnston Ranch property, on the south edge of Half Moon Bay, as open space and farmland. The 868-acre property, once slated for a golf course, is currently owned by POST.
The City of Half Moon Bay owns the house and 20 acres of surrounding land, which includes a parking lot, public restrooms and the train depot.
On November 11, 2021, the Midpen board of directors approved the purchase of a 644-acre portion of the undeveloped uplands area of the property for $4.8 million from the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST). Read the press release here. Once a lot line adjustment process with San Mateo County is complete, Midpen will own 644 acres of the upland portions of the property and POST will retain ownership of 224 acres containing prime agricultural land for future sale to a farmer, permanently protected from future development by a conservation easement. The City of Half Moon Bay will continue to own the historic Johnston House, located on the property.
More on the Johnston House and Ranch Open Space on Coastside Buzz
Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) Approves POST and MROSD Lot Line Adjustment Plans for the Johnston Ranch ~ Keeping Farmers Farming
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) Buys Johnston Ranch Uplands from Peninsula Open Space (POST) for $4.8 Million
Johnston Ranch Purchase by MROSD Will Allow Trail Connections to Burleigh Murray and Miramontes Ridge
City of HMB Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings ~ 4th Wednesday @ 6:00pm
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The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on the full range of issues around our community’s parks, playing fields, recreation programming, and a variety of special events provided to the community.